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Old 12-20-2011, 09:13 AM
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Unwired Tool Servo Upgrade Price?

Anybody happen to know why Unwired Tool has to charge $700 for their servo upgrade, considering that the parts in that kit cost less than -- and probably much less than -- $100?

Seems to me if UT reduced the price to, say, $300 or even $400, they would be selling far more units, since all the people who are now buying used or rebuilt servos would switch to the UT upgrade, and this would probably lower UT's parts' cost even more.

In addition, UT would be doing a lot of vintage MB owners a big favor by allowing them to eliminate one of the main problems that many of these cars have. However, since many companies nowadays consider their mission just profits, rather than benefiting people, I don't suppose that UT would even consider doing this.

So, I guess many vintage MB owners will just have to keep buying used and rebuilt units -- unless or until some Chinese company knocks the UT off, or some inventor decides to solve the problem some other way. Oh well, I guess we'll just have to say la vie, and leave it at that.
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Old 12-20-2011, 10:09 AM
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Whoa mbboy take a chill. you're like comparing apples to apples when the unwired tools kit is an ACC Upgrade kit. so, its just that.. a rebuilt servo is worth and the UT kit is more $ bc it is more than just the servo. it also replaces the "amplifier". Even if you get a new aluminum servo other parts of the system can still break down. So, UT kit seemed like a better route to me. Also, do you think a piece of machined aluminum cost $400? Each is more than just a sum of their physical parts.
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Old 12-20-2011, 07:25 PM
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the ut upgrade is a nobrainer. in my area you can buy two for the price of one servo from the dealer and they work. the servos quit working or crack just about right after the 12 month warranty runs out. i get a five year warranty on the ut units i buy. btw i don't know anyone in any type of business that lower prices just to do people favors.
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